Pennsylvania’s beautiful landscapes and scenic routes make driving a motorcycle enjoyable. Some may use their motorcycles as their main form of transportation, while others may prefer to keep their motorcycle driving as a leisurely weekend activity. While motorcycles are fun, their drivers are exposed to many dangers on the road. Unfortunately, motorcycles do not offer these drivers or passengers the same protection that a motor vehicle does. Often, motorcycle accidents result in some of the most serious injuries. Accidents that involve motorcycles may be the result of distracted drivers, poor road conditions, and other forms of negligence. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you should consult with an experienced attorney who can advocate for your rights. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Friedman Schuman to discuss your matter today.
Pennsylvania motorcycle insurance
In Pennsylvania, motorcycle insurance companies generally do not offer personal injury protection (PIP) or medical benefits on motorcycle insurance policy. As a result, motorcyclists may be required to carry certain amounts of insurance to make sure they are at least partially covered in the event of an accident. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, the injuries may be so serious that they require extensive medical intervention and lengthy rehabilitation. For these reasons, it is important to make sure you are adequately covered in the event of an accident. In addition to typically-required coverages, motorcyclists may also want to consider obtaining uninsured or underinsured coverage. This can assist a motorcyclist who has been hit by a driver without adequate insurance.
Damages in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident
Motorcyclists are exposed to several hazards on the road, including dangerous potholes, distracted motorists, and even flying debris. As a result, it is imperative that motorcyclists equip themselves with adequate protection, such as helmets and other protective gear. However, even with proper safety gear, the injuries that a motorcyclist can sustain in an accident are often unavoidable. If you are injured in an accident, you may be facing high medical bills from costly surgeries and rehabilitation, lost wages, and even loss of enjoyment of life.
If you choose to bring a lawsuit in your accident case, there are two types of damages that you may be able to recover. First, there are economic damages. Economic damages are quantifiable damages, including medical expenses and lost wages which are a result of the accident. These damages can help you overcome the financial burdens that may come with treatment for injuries sustained in an accident, as well as for any lost wages for time out of work to recover from your injuries.
Secondly, a person may be able to receive noneconomic damages. Non-economic damages are not easily quantifiable and usually include intangible items. Such non-economic damages a person may be able to recover can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and/or the loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact an experienced Montgomery County injury attorney
The attorneys at Friedman Schuman understand the colossal impact that being injured in a motorcycle accident can have on a person and their livelihood. Our firm is equipped to provide you with quality legal representation to represent you and your best interest in your matter. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.